The Nano Hummingbird Spy Bot

A prototype robot spy hummingbird was shown on a video performing flight trials in California. Made for the US military by AeroViromnent Inc., this little guy flys around, and hovers just like areal humming bird. Teh wings flap quickly, and they must have studied these little guys for a while, as it changes direction, like rudders on a plane, and it can go forward, back, up or down.

And there is a little camea mounted on it that records video. Here is a YouTube video. We liked this one the best, though just search for nano helicoptor for the rest. This shows it close up hovering.

This is totally cool, and let me know when you get the fly spy bot ready, as I like to snatch them out of the air with my 6 inch tongue.


Wendell the Chameleon

Wendell the Chameleon
Spy & Surveillance Products Expert

Court Tosses Out Abuse Of Wiretap Laws Against Citizen

In a stunning blow to oppressive big government misapplication of laws against honest citizens, a Hartford county circuit judge bitch slaps the state of Maryland, and rules that a citizens use of a camera to record the rogue actions of its state troopers, who pulled a gun on a speeding motorcyclist, do NOT fall under the antiquated wiretap laws of the 1970’s.

We have been following this story of the motorcyclist who was charged with violating wiretap laws when a blatantly obvious camera was attached to top of his motorcycle helmet. And while he was speeding and popping wheelie’s on the freeway, is there any reason for a Copper to pull a gun on him???

Death of the Spy Camera

Judge Emory A. Pitt Jr. had to decide whether police performing their duties have an expectation of privacy in public space. Pitt ruled that police can have no such expectation in their public, on-the-job communications.

Pitt wrote: "Those of us who are public officials and are entrusted with the power of the state are ultimately accountable to the public. When we exercise that power in public fora, we should not expect our actions to be shielded from public observation. ‘Sed quis custodiet ipsos cutodes’ ("Who watches the watchmen?”)."

Graber was also charged with possessing a “device primarily useful for the purpose of the surreptitious interception of oral communications" — referring to the video camera on his helmet. The judge disagreed with the prosecutor that the helmet cam was illegal, and concluded the state’s argument would render illegal “almost every cell phone, Blackberry, and every similar device, not to mention dictation equipment and other types of recording devices.

Exactly our point, since every mobile phone, digital camera, and even the iPod Nano records video with audio. There are hundreds of digital recorders and to stretch the law to say they are intercepting something is ludicrous.

Ask any knuckle dragging Neanderthal what an interception means. He will tell you that its when the the defense catches a pass intended for a receiver. It’s plucked out of thin air.

AM/FM audio bugs do just that. Pick up "The Boys From Brazil," with Gregory Peck, and they use an audio bug that some little Ponchito picks up on his radio, as he is flipping through the dials. A bug intercepts a communication.

Or a wiretap, it intercepts a telephone call.

So HTF can can a recording intercept? It can’t; it only can record, and unless a new law is made to not record video with audio with a hidden camera, I see all Unconstitutional actions by the Government getting bitch slapped also.

And we will let you know about our challenge to our illegal seizure of 3 shipments of spy cameras that threatens to kill this entire industry.

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Wendell the Chameleon

Wendell the Chameleon
Spy & Surveillance Products Expert

Soon Only Law Enforcement Can Buy Spy Cameras

Since US Customs started seizing shipments of our most popular spy cameras, specifically the Business Portable Recorder Video Spy Pen, and the Upgraded Spy Pen Digital Video Recorder that record video and audio, we pretty much stopped ordering anything from China after they took a 3rd shipment, since we plan on staying in business for quite a while & we can’t if we keep having such losses.

Seems that 12-16 states have problems with you recording audio without both parties consent, and they are using the old wired tap and audio bug laws to toss this subject into and harass people like us, and the guy who filmed a whacked out cop with his gun drawn, and they tried to use the wiretap laws against him, and the case was dismissed.

Is this America? Where cops are allowed to violate your Fourth Amendment rights – not to mention your First Amendment right to film them – on the approval of some secretive judge? Well maybe not all judges agree. “The judge who released me looked at the paperwork and said she didn’t see where I violated the wiretapping law.” Ah yes, the wiretapping charge. That old standby that cops use when you happen to videotape them in public while they are on duty when they have absolutely no expectation of privacy. Sure, the First Amendment supposedly allows us to photograph police in public. Numerous court rulings have determined that. But now cops have turned to irrelevant wire-tapping charges to crack down against those who video them in public. Those laws are designed to protect people whose voices are recorded in telephone calls. You know, when you actually have an expectation of privacy. Fortunately, most judges end up throwing these charges out of court when the cops don’t have an expectation of privacy.

So that means that 34-38 states do allow only one party to know audio is being recorded, yet that does not matter. And this gives me hope we might be able to fight this.

Either way, if they want to take the shipments, who am I to stop them, even if they want to stretch the law of surreptitious interception to include direct audio recording. Now surreptitious means to snatch secretly, or acting in a stealthy way.

Check, they are hidden cameras. It’s the interception part that I have a problem. Ask any knuckle dragging Neanderthal what an interception is, and he will say when a properly thrown football is caught by the opposing team member. It’s intercepted. It’s grabbed out of thin air.

Just like an AM/FM audio bug, it intercepts the audio from a conversation and broadcasts it over the radio. Remember the movie with Gregory Peck called Boys From Brazil? In one scene, they have an early radio bug planted in the room, and some little Mexican kid is playing with a radio in another location, flipping the channels, and comes across the conversation with the Germans who were plotting something nasty.

Or a phone tap, it’s intercepting the conversation. Though to say a hidden camera that also records audio is intercepting the conversation is really stretching it. What about digital audio recorders? They record audio and are available in every electronics store on earth.

What about Flip cameras? They record video with audio and they are pretty small. They sell millions of them, why isn’t the government going after them? What about any camcorder or even digital camera, they all record movies with audio. What about pretty much any smart phone? They record or can run an app to record video with audio. My old iPhone has such an app, though the new ones do now. What about the new little iPod nano that also has a video camera with audio? That’s a hidden camera in side an iPod, and apple is selling trillions of them.

US Customs, why are you not going after the big suppliers of these cameras with wiretap laws???

Though they got a lot more guns then me, so I have to waive the white flag, and pick up the pen, which is mightier than the sword, though not very often.

However, we found a way to work around it. While we can still get the old ones here in the USA, for now, at a higher price tag, we worked it out to only offer them to only Law Enforcement Agency, or US, State, County, or City government, Police, Sheriff, etc. We will take the order and ship direct to you from our Chinese supplier. This has worked so far, as we just filled a 50 pen order to a Sheriffs Department here in the USA, and it sailed right through Customs.

These are out gold trimmed pens, which I have not seen anywhere else. You can get the chrome trim ones that have been around for a few year, and everyone will know its a spy camera. The gold trimmed ones on the Business Portable Recorder that records in .AVI format, and can record video with audio, photos, or just audio, & the Upgraded Spy Pen, which records video in the more compressed 3GP format, and takes photos that rival a digital camera, are thinner and more covert.

For everyone else, we can try to ship to you, though if US Customs seizes it, we can’t be held responsible.

Something will change real soon on this, as these products are now commodities, due to the Chinese mass producing them and flooding the market. There will have to be some ruling on this by some court, or at least an opinion letter from DHS, or something.




Wendell the Chameleon

Spy Camera and Surveillance Products Expert

Death Of The Spy Camera

I don’t know if you saw this, though back in April, a testosterone fueled young guy was pulled over for speeding and popping a wheelie on his motorcycle in Baltimore county by a hell bent Maryland State police officer with his gun drawn. At first, I thought the guy had a hidden camera inside his helmet to not only record his escapades, it’s a good way to keep the Police in line and make sure they follow proper procedure. Then I see it’s a regular camera, bolted on top of his helmet, and is not hidden in any way!

The cop did not realize it was a camera, since he was ready to unleash a hail of lead on the youngster:

So the kid ends up with a video of the stop and posts it. The cops toss him in jail for 26 hours, raid his parents home @ the crack of dawn & detain his mother and sister, preventing them from going to work, and steal 4 computers, and charge him with a felony, and threaten him with 5 years in jail for recording the movie. And the camera was not even hidden:

Now I am sure this young man had no idea he would be arrested, let alone in this way, as he was just having a little fun. I will say some of our clients have purchased cameras and audio recorders for such reasons, specifically to record what a Cop does when he pulls them over.

They end up attempting to charge him under Federal wiretap laws, just like US Customs says is the reason they are seizing our shipments of spy pens and spy cameras from China. The third seizure forced us to no longer buy these items direct, and have to use USA suppliers, so we had to raise our prices to compensate. And with people selling stolen pens from the factories, rejects that did not pass inspection, and older models on eBay for $1 with free shipping, how on earth are we to compete?

Anyway, they end up with unsigned paperwork from any judge due to privacy of the judge? What kind of star chamber has this country become?

Luckily there is one person in the judiciary who thinks charging someone who records with a hidden camera under federal wiretap laws is beyond a stretch.

“The judge who released me looked at the paperwork and said she didn’t see where I violated the wiretapping law.” Ah yes, the wiretapping charge. That old standby that cops use when you happen to videotape them in public while they are on duty when they have absolutely no expectation of privacy. Sure, the First Amendment supposedly allows us to photograph police in public. Numerous court rulings have determined that. But now cops have turned to irrelevant wire-tapping charges to crack down against those who video them in public. Those laws are designed to protect people whose voices are recorded in telephone calls. You know, when you actually have an expectation of privacy. Fortunately, most judges end up throwing these charges out of court when the cops don’t have an expectation of privacy.

So this cases gives us good fodder for a possible challenge, as they are using the wrong laws to go after us. They are saying we violated Title 18 § 2512(1)(a).

Title 18 § 2512(1)(a).

(a) sends through the mail, or sends or carries in interstate or foreign commerce, any electronic, mechanical, or other device, knowing or having reason to know that the design of such device renders it primarily useful for the purpose of the surreptitious interception of wire, oral, or electronic communications;

I guess I’ll start with the ACLU, as we ain’t intercepting nothing. Is it surreptitious? Hell yes, though a recording is not an interception. It’s not pulled out of thin air, or tapped into a phone line. If they want to make it illegal to record video with audio, they need to make a law against it, not try and charge us with a crime we did not commit. Every camcorder, flip camera, and pocket DVR records video with audio. Every digital camera now records video with audio. Even the iPod nano, an MP3 player has a video camera with audio, so technically Apple is also breaking the law.




Wendell the Chameleon
Spy Camera and Surveillance Products Expert

US Spy Satellite Program Fails To Launch

In an eye popping move, the Obama administration has decided not to grow its domestic spying bigger, and intrude further than they are already doing in our lives. Our Department of Homeland security, the one that could not get water to Katrina survivors, decided it won’t EXPAND a current Interior Dept. spy satellite program that would further intrude into our lives.

White House to Abandon Spy-Satellite Program

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration plans to kill a controversial Bush administration spy satellite program at the Department of Homeland Security, according to officials familiar with the decision.

The program came under fire from its inception two years ago. Democratic lawmakers said it would lead to domestic spying.

The program was to share satellite information with state, county, and city governments for threat and emergency preparedness, and to identify weak links in port defense. It would have created the National Applications Office.

The plans to shutter the office signal Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s decision to refocus the department’s intelligence on ensuring that state and local officials get the threat information they need, the official said. She also wants to make the department the central point in the government for receiving and analyzing terrorism tips from around the country, the official added.

Lawmakers alerted Ms. Napolitano of their concerns about the program-that the program would violate the Fourth amendment right to be protected from unreasonable searches-before her confirmation hearing.

Once she assumed her post, Ms. Napolitano ordered a review of the program and concluded the program wasn’t worth pursuing, the homeland official said. Department spokeswoman Amy Kudwa declined to speak about the results of the review but said they would be announced shortly.

So it comes down to them not wanting to get sued for violitating our rights. Also, Los Angeles Chief William Bratton, spoke refreshingly when he said:

…he police chiefs would be concerned about privacy protections and whether using military satellites for domestic purposes would violate the Posse Comitatus law, which bars the use of the military for law enforcement in the U.S.

The further erosion of our rights, bit by bit, chunk by chunk has been ongoing for decades. Can we see this as a pause in the action? Nahhhh…. Get ready for 1984…


ACORN + Census = Tipping Point: Time For Civil Disobedience

I am really ticked off right now at all the people that voted for the clown Obama for President, because now all the crap associated with this SOB is floating to the surface. Did you hear that the leeches @ ACORN were given FIVE BILLION HARD EARNED DOLLARS to conduct the US census???

Guess what that means? It means some ACORN punks are going to come around, and want to know all the Unconstitutional garbage that the census now asks from us. The census was originally designed as a count of the people to help with determining the amount of Representatives & direct taxes. Under Section 2 of the Constiution, it states:

The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct.

The word census only comes up 2x in the Constitution, and it always appears like this: “census or enumeration.” The definition of enumeration is: vb; to determine the number of.

So the Supreme Law of the Land gives the government the right to count us for taxes & representation purposes. The addition of dozens of privacy invading questions is not a requirement of the count of the people, and I have never given them any other information, and neither should you. The only time in my life I did talk to a census person, in 49 years is the last time, and I pretended like I did not live there, and they left.

Now, we have to deal with the ACORN thugs coming around demanding all kinds of personal data, and who is to say what they will do with it. And what if we say no? Will the brown shirts with sticks smash our doors down? We saw voter intimidation recently with the new Black Panthers, really just punks, holding clubs in front of a voting location in Philly. While that might pass for normal in the city of brotherly love, just wait until you city punks head out to American to try that; it aint’ going to work.

And we read about Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann, who now has the biggest balls in Washington, to come out and say she is not going to comply with the next census beyond name & how many people live there.

Our new hero in Congress, next to Congressman Ron Paul!!! Thank you Representative Bachmann for igniting what we feel will be the tipping point among the American people that we have had enough of the unrestrained growth of the US Government. Its meddling in every aspect of our life, when it’s completely Unconstitutional, and most of the country now embraces the teats of Uncle Sam.

We urge you to also refuse to give any other information, because we sure won’t. When the ACORN punks come to the door, tell them how many people live here. When they ask the next question, say “It’s none of your business,” and slam the door shut. If they won’t go, call the police & tell them some punks are trying to break into your house & get ready. You might get fined $100, though I will never pay it & neither should you.

Don’t forget: That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Let’s take back OUR government…

Christopher Winkler

Your Privacy Is Collateral Damage

Poof, there goes your privacy:

Privacy may be a victim in cyberdefense plan

Obama’s vow to protect civil liberties may be difficult to put into practice

WASHINGTON – A plan to create a new Pentagon cybercommand is raising significant privacy and diplomatic concerns, as the Obama administration moves ahead on efforts to protect the nation from cyberattack and to prepare for possible offensive operations against adversaries’ computer networks.

President Obama has said that the new cyberdefense strategy he unveiled last month will provide protections for personal privacy and civil liberties. But senior Pentagon and military officials say that Mr. Obama’s assurances may be challenging to guarantee in practice, particularly in trying to monitor the thousands of daily attacks on security systems in the United States that have set off a race to develop better cyberweapons.

And Mr. Doublespeak says:

The cybersecurity effort, Mr. Obama said at the White House last month, “will not — I repeat, will not — include monitoring private sector networks or Internet traffic.”

Which means they will be all over our rights. And no matter how much doublespeak comes out of the empty suit called Obama, I can’t believe a word of it. However, many people do think their privacy will be respected.

Frida Berrigan, who is a “longtime peace activist,” is naive enough to say, “Obama was very deliberate in saying that the U.S. military and the U.S. government would not be looking at our e-mail and not tracking what we do online.”

Hello Frida, unless you live in a cave in the mountains of Packistan, a whistle blower reported AT&T being a giant sieve for the US government to filter all internet traffic through certain locations throughout the US.

And Project ECHELON has been around for years, which is intercepting all phone calls & faxes to filter also for certain key words.

So in other words, all your phone calls, all your faxes, all your emails, all of them have been sliced & diced by the most expensive computers in the world looking for anything they can relate to terrorism.

So my little Frida, maybe all those days hanging out with the Grateful Dead have melted your brain. While you can’t stop the Government from listening, there is a device called the Comsec C3i II, the World’s Only Downline Tap Detector.

The Comsec C3i-II is the only unit designed specifically for detection of legal and illegal central station or “down line” surveillance taps, and “on premise” telephone recording devices that were PREVIOUSLY UNDETECTABLE! The kind AT&T uses

Now you can know if someone is listening. You can’t do squat about it though…

Protecting your privacy…

Christopher Winkler
Spy & Surveillance Product Expert

Missouri Rejects REAL ID

Thank the Lord that there are some people who are not Socialist swine in Missouri that overwhelmingly voted to defeat the provisions for complying with the 2005 REAL ID Act, House Bill 361. 13 States have voted to ban the National ID card proprosal by the Socialists who have taken over our Government.

However, they took cash from the Feds to imlement it, so they have some ‘Splaining’ to do…

However, now Obama & the Socialists in Congress want to shove the PASS ID Act down our throats in place, which gives States 4 more years to comply with the reporting requirements of REAL ID, and guts it to minimum standards that hijacker can easily bypass. More Government waste from a completely dysfunctional Government.


You Are Naked When Web Surfing

If you didn’t know, the US & many other Governments like to filter the Internet, exposing your online surfing habits to their scrutinization. If you have not heard about the Tor Project, you really should download their plug-in for Firefox and start protecting your privacy.

Tor: anonymity online

Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic analysis.

Tor protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, and it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location. Tor works with many of your existing applications, including web browsers, instant messaging clients, remote login, and other applications based on the TCP protocol.

Hundreds of thousands of people around the world use Tor for a wide variety of reasons: journalists and bloggers, human rights workers, law enforcement officers, soldiers, corporations, citizens of repressive regimes, and just ordinary citizens. See the Who Uses Tor? page for examples of typical Tor users. See the overview page for a more detailed explanation of what Tor does, and why this diversity of users is important.

Tor doesn’t magically encrypt all of your Internet activities, though. You should understand what Tor does and does not do for you.

What Tor does is allow you to keep websites from tracking you, as well as allowing you to publish web content without allowing you to reveal the location of the site, such as sensitive chat rooms or forums for rape & abuse survivors, or ill persons.

Tor helps reduce the risk of Internet surveillance called Traffic Analysis, which knows the source & destination of all things on the net. Like when you make an online purchase or send an email. There is a start point & destination point.

It reveals who & where you are. If you are whistle blower pointing out huge Government waste, your security could be compromised. So Tor uses many computers to pass the data along a hard to trace route; kind of like when you take a route to try to throw someone off, and you go different ways than expected. That is what Tor does.

So it passes along the net over rendezvous points, which will not be traceable. By not revealing your weblocation, you can surf the Internet free of anyone watching or recording your movements. As Big Brother becomes Gargantuant Brother, you need all the privacy you can get.

So start by downloading the FREE Tor software and browse in freedom.To learn more about the Tor Project, click here.

Protecting your privacy…

Christopher Winkler
Spy & Surveillance Gear Expert

Welcome to the New Total Security State

Stumbled on a great article called Welcome to the New Total Security State by John Whitehead, a Constitutional attorney and author, who is the founder of the Rutherford Institute.

"You had to live–did live, from habit that became instinct–in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized."–George Orwell, 1984

“The U.S. government now has at its disposal a technological arsenal so sophisticated and invasive as to render any constitutional protections null and void. And these technologies are being used by the government to invade the privacy of the American people.

Several years ago, government officials acknowledged that the nefarious intelligence gathering entity known as the National Security Agency (NSA) had exceeded its legal authority by eavesdropping on Americans’ private email messages and phone calls. However, these reports barely scratch the surface of what we are coming to recognize as a "security/industrial complex"–a marriage of government, military and corporate interests aimed at keeping Americans under constant surveillance.

The increasingly complex security needs of our massive federal government, especially in the areas of defense, surveillance and data management, have been met within the corporate sector, which has shown itself to be a powerful ally that both depends on and feeds the growth of governmental bureaucracy. For example, USA Today reports that five years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the homeland security business was booming to such an extent that it eclipsed mature enterprises like movie-making and the music industry in annual revenue. This security spending by the government to private corporations is forecast to exceed $1 trillion in the near future.”

Many of us have known this for years. However, recent advances in computer database dissecting and compiling is putting resources that the deep pockets the Federal Government has created this monster that is unstoppable in it’s thirst for our private data.

“In such a climate, everyone is a suspect. And you’re guilty until you can prove yourself innocent. To underscore this shift in how the government now views its citizens, just before leaving office, President Bush granted the FBI wide-ranging authority to investigate individuals or groups, regardless of whether they are suspected of criminal activity.

Here’s what a lot of people fail to understand, however: it’s not just what you say or do that is being monitored, but how you think that is being tracked and targeted. We’ve already seen this play out on the state and federal level with hate crime legislation that cracks down on hateful thoughts and expression in order to discourage so-called hateful behavior.

Total Internet surveillance is merely the next logical step in the government’s attempts to predict and, more importantly, control the populace–and it’s not as far-fetched as you might think. For example, the NSA is now designing an artificial intelligence system that is designed to anticipate your every move. In a nutshell, the NSA will feed vast amounts of the information it collects to a computer system known as Aquaint (the acronym stands for Advanced QUestion Answering for INTelligence), which the computer can then use to detect patterns and predict behavior. No information is sacred or spared. Everything from cell phone recordings and logs, to emails, to text messages, to personal information posted on social networking sites, to credit card statements, to library circulation records, to credit card histories, etc., is collected by the NSA. One NSA researcher actually quit the program, "citing concerns over the dangers in placing such a powerful weapon in the hands of a top-secret agency with little accountability."

We can’t stop this, well we can, though we can’t. Enjoy the net, as it can be flicked off any time the big cheese wants.

While you can’t stop your phone being tapped by the Government, the Comsec C3i II World’s Only Downline Tap Detector is the only one telephone tap detector that will check for those downline taps, the ones that the phone company does at the direction of the government, as well as any other telephone tap.

We will be featuring more of Mr. Whiteheads writings in the future.

Protect your privacy…


Christopher Winkler
Spy & Surveillance Product Expert